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From theregister.co.uk [Sep. 2nd, 2004|02:41 pm]
Peter Sheil
Slack users blamed for virus longevity

Update a-no-no
The three month-old Zafi-B worm was the number one virus in August, indicating that to few users are bothering to update their antivirus software.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/09/02/virus_life/

WinXP SP2 = security placebo?

Feature richness defeats commonsense
We evaluated the security features of Windows XP SP2 on a test machine, following a clean install of XP Pro with no configuration changes and no third-party software or drivers installed. We installed XP with the NTFS file system, choosing all of the factory defaults, then patched it with each recommended security update including SP-1 (required), before installing SP2.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/09/02/winxpsp2_security_review/

New Bagle worm drops in and downloads

A new Bagle dropper and downloader, Bagle-AQ, was bulk mailed to numerous internet users yesterday. The malware arrives in email with subject and email body "foto" and attachment called foto.zip that poses as a file containing photographs.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/09/01/bagle_downloader/

Logica ups profits on falling revenues

Logica managed to increase profits despite seeing revenues fall just over five per cent in the first half of the year.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/09/02/logicacmg_revenues/
[Since I work for Logica I can only provide information already published]
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